Sami Miaari is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Labor Studies in Tel-Aviv University and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A degrees in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; He also received his B.s.c. in Mathematics and Economics from the same University.
Dr. Miaari’s research focuses on the labour economics, economic causes and consequences of conflict, including on the economic costs of political instability and the relationship between economic shocks and conflict (focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), discrimination against ethnic minorities, economic inequality, and applied econometrics. He has published a number of papers in leading journals in these areas such as in Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Among the awards he has received are the “Best Paper Award” for the best paper presented at any of Middle East Economic Association conferences between January 2016 and January 2017, the prestigious Marie Curie — Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) for career development at the University of Oxford (2017), and the Council for Higher Education in Israel (2012).
The results of his innovative researches will serve to evaluate international policies designed for a peaceful resolution of the conflict both in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but also in the larger context of conflict resolution.
- “Public-Private Wage Differential in West Bank and Gaza: An Analysis of Israeli – Palestinian Conflict,” .
- “The labour market impact of mobility restrictions: Evidence from the West Bank,” (with Massimiliano Calì).
- “Should I trade or should I go (to war)? Lessons from the Second Intifada,” (with Massimiliano Calì ).
- “Do Israeli settlements radicalize Palestinians?,” (with Massimiliano Calì).
- “Learning the hard way: The effect of violent conflict on student academic achievement,” (With Tilman Brauk and Michele Di Maio).
- “Educational-Occupational Mismatch as a Generator of Income Inequality in Israel,” (With Amit Lazarus).